Monsters University, what a great movie. But, the short, "Blue Umbrella" really affected me. Not only did it make me feel sad for inanimate objects, but it also made me do some metacognition. I realized I was predicting and inferring the entire time. I realized this was a gem for introducing and practicing important reading strategies. So I went on youtube and pinterest to look for some shorts to use. Holy Cow!! There are a ton of amazing shorts that are appropriate for kids. There are also many that are not appropriate. In doing this search, I decided to make a resource that could be useful to all of us. That is what I am sharing with you today!
This first google doc link is to a list of animated shorts. I have included the youtube links and what reading strategies with which I believe they work the best. You may use them in any way you wish, but having watched them all, I placed them where I plan on using them in my classroom.
The second google doc link is to a list of graphic organizers to use with each short. They are not specific to the short and can be used for any resource. There is one graphic organizer for each reading strategy. I plan to later make additional graphic organizers that are video specific, but I wanted you to have it to start your year.